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The BARBER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 76,504 376 0.028 284
United States (1880 census) 22,085 234 0.044 442
Change since 1880 +54419 -142 -0.016 -158
Other Countries
Australia 4,191 352 0.026 256
United Kingdom 21,794 251 0.047 475
Top States for BARBER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 5,623 308 0.035 352
Texas 4,972 511 0.024 238
California 4,938 664 0.015 146
New York 4,794 321 0.025 253
North Carolina 4,038 258 0.050 502
Top States for BARBER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 359 193 0.059 590
North Carolina 4,038 258 0.050 502
Georgia 4,008 241 0.049 490
South Carolina 1,795 332 0.045 447
Mississippi 1,226 345 0.043 431


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BARBER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BARBER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BARBER in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BARBER by picking someone at random in Vermont than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BARBER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BARBER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BARBER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BARBER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 757 0.99
Asian/Pacific 421 0.55
White (Caucasian) 59,581 77.88
Black/African American 13,312 17.4
Mixed Race 1,224 1.6
White (Hispanic) 1,201 1.57

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BARBER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BARBER in historical publications


Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BARBER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BARBER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BARBER

The following words are slight variants of BARBER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.